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Memorable Manitobans: August John “Gus” Gelowitz (1924-2001)

Municipal official, community activist.

Born at Grayson, Saskatchewan in 1924, son of John Gelowitz and Eva Hornung, he moved to The Pas in 1955 where he worked at Carroll Motors until his retirement in 1981. He was active in the community and served as Chairperson of The Pas Health Complex and as a town councilor. He was a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and a board member and choir director at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral. He died at Ituna, Saskatchewan on 19 May 2001 and was buried in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery at Grayson, Saskatchewan.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 2001.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 30 October 2016

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